Monkey and The Hunter is a classic physics though experiment which always brings up the “but guns shoot really fast” argument. Thanks Mythbusters for answering this (part 1 – 5) one for all of us physics teachers
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While the WKRP situation was made up for TV (but it was based on a real radio station give away of turkeys, from the back of a TRUCK) It does propose an interesting problem for us to solve. If the helicopter is dropping the turkeys at height of 2000 ft above the parking lot, would a spherical turkey be able to reach terminal velocity from this height? (remember 1m = 3.28ft)
To check our work I wrote this python-trinket code I am very much in favor of using code in physics. Here is the lesson, enjoy!